A Dangerous Inter-Ethnic Balance in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
This policy brief discusses the difficult coexistence between Slav-Macedonians and Albanians in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The recent escalation of inter-ethnic tensions raises fears of renewed instability in the country that hangs between Europeanization and inter-ethnic violence. This policy brief argues that in the absence of any meaningful solution to the country’s internal issues, some Albanian voices will likely explore more radical options which could further destabilize the country. According to the authors political elites still have a long road ahead en route to uniting the country’s communities.
© 2012 Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Ioannis Armakolas, Bledar Feta